Category: Newsbrief

Sarah Gad after she graduated from law school at the University of Chicago, credit Benjamin Nawrocki


Wednesday August 16, 2023

  • Former addict is now a lawyer defending people like her younger self
  • Gen Z plaintiffs just won a historic climate case
  • SCOTUS too powerful? Then take away its power.
  • The power and legacy of our first Black Justice
Ohio voter, credit Maddie McGarvey, The New York Times


Wednesday August 9, 2023

  • The hockey mom who is one of the most feared human rights lawyers in the world
  • The lawyer who pitted Asian Americans against Black Americans
  • Jack Smith’s indictment of the entire legal profession
  • Ohio voters reject a brazenly undemocratic scheme
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson at the State of the Union address credit Jacquelyn Martin, Pool, Getty Images


Wednesday August 2, 2023

  • Black judges presiding over Trump’s prosecution is poetic justice
  • Justice Jackson is slowly beating conservatives at their own game
  • How can anyone trust a court that does not abide by ethics?
  • Say hello to the new Wisconsin Supreme Court
Rainbow and American flags, credit AP Photo, Mark Lennihan, File


Wednesday July 26, 2023

  • Stop pretending slavery was beneficial to the enslaved
  • These lawyers are trying to convince the profession to stop using slave cases
  • SCOTUS codified discrimination against me, and possibly you
  • Homophobes are having a field day since last month’s ruling
Jessi Fernandez prepares for a celebration of 2023 graduates at Homeboy Industries, credit Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times


Wednesday July 19, 2023

  • Justice Jackson wasted no time
  • The completely made up doctrine beloved by the conservative legal movement
  • The trauma of Clarence Thomas
  • A former LA gang member finds resurrection at UC Berkeley
A same-sex marriage supporter waves an LGBTQIA Pride flag in front of the US Supreme Court, credit Anna Moneymaker, Getty Images


Wednesday July 12, 2023

  • Inspired by Thurgood Marshall, he went to law school and crushed the bar exam
  • The most harmful decisions may have come from district courts, not SCOTUS
  • The importance of staying vigilant about the Supreme Court
  • A monumental LGBTQ+ case is heading to the Supreme Court